Search Results: "Sonja Lamut"


BOOK REVIEW

PAPA’S PASTRIES by Charles Toscano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Overall, Christian charity receives a gentle endorsement. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The golden rule gets the spotlight in this tale of selflessness. Read full book review >

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THE GREAT GREEN NOTEBOOK OF KATIE ROBERTS by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Lamut provides simple but amusing black-and-white line drawings. (Fiction. 8-12)"
A second romp with irrepressible Katie (The Private Notebook of Katie Roberts, 1996) in a small Texas town in the late 1940s. Read full book review >

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DINOSAUR HABITAT by Helen V. Griffith
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1998

Dinosaurs break out of their terrarium confines, taking two brothers for a wild ride, in this junior Jurassic Park from Griffith (Dream Meadow, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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LEMUEL THE FOOL by Myron Uhlberg
ADVENTURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"This rib-tickler should induce many a young armchair traveler to pay a visit to Chelm or Gotham. (Picture book/folktale. 6-8)"
Uhlberg (Mad Dog McGraw, 2000, etc.) presents a properly poker-faced retelling of a popular European folktale. Read full book review >

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AND THE COW SAID MOO! by Mildred Phillips
ANIMALS
Released: May 3, 2000

"A boisterous tale featuring some preschool favorites that will have most read-aloud sessions sounding like a bustling farm. (Picture book. 3-6)"
In a rollicking barnyard tale designed to create noise, an inquisitive bovine wants to know why the other farm animals don't moo. Read full book review >

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THIS LITTLE PIGGY by Nicholas Heller
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1997

"While the game may be more enjoyable to play than to read about, this book may inspire children to tinker with and expand upon such rhymes on their own. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The well-worn, much-loved finger-and-toe game is elucidated and embellished to a fare-thee-well in this little picture book. Read full book review >

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THE PRIVATE NOTEBOOK OF KATIE ROBERTS, AGE 11 by Amy Hest
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 1995

"The ending, as she falls head-over-heels in love with her twin baby brothers and accepts Sam's wish to adopt her, further illustrates the theme of the first book: love is risky, but worth it. (Fiction. 8-11)"
A hearty look at city girl making a new home on the range. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

STARTER HOUSE by Sonja Condit
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"Good, scary fun, packed with emotional nuance."
In Condit's creepy debut, a young couple's dream home turns out to be haunted. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 7, 2013

"Informative and engaging."
Lyubomirsky (Psychology/Univ. of California, Riverside; The How of Happiness, 2008) dismantles culturally generated myths of happiness and offers strategies to help people "reach and exceed [their personal] happiness potentials." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE MAGIC HAT SHOP by Sonja Wimmer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"A sweet import that inspires inner strength. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Hats magically transform each person in town, giving them precisely what they need to become their best selves. Read full book review >

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DESERT DARK by Sonja Stone
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2016

"With secrets around every corner and an exciting premise, this thriller will keep readers guessing right to the very last page. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teen enters a world of espionage and intrigue. Read full book review >